Which Route Is Right For You?
When you climb with us you can choose to support The Nasio Trust in one of our fundraising packages, or opt for a climb only package instead. Through years of experience we’ve established two routes that will maximise your experience & chances of summit success.
The Lemosho Route
The Lemosho route is as beautiful as it is remote, and gives a great chance of summit success. You’ll spend 7 days of your 11 day trip on the mountain.
Lemosho is a breath taking 42 mile round trip which begins at the fertile lush rainforest of the Londorossi Gate, located in the western base of mountain. Then heads across the Shira Plateau, before taking a southern circuit half way around the mountain. The result is that the climber is exposed to stunning views from all angles.
The summit approach will be from the east with the rising sun at your back.
The Machame Route
This trek takes you up steep paths through magnificent forests before passing through the moorland zones and Shira Plateau.
This is a popular Kilimanjaro route nicknamed the Whisky Route.
The diverse scenery keeps things interesting as you make your way up the mountain. Higher up, the summit challenge starts at Barafu Camp.
The Machame route is regarded as a challenging camping route which allows for excellent acclimatisation and stunning diverse scenery. It takes a total of six days; with four days ascending through the forest from Machame Gate on the south-west side of the mountain, circling the massif, and summiting from Barafu Camp on day five, followed by descent back down to the gate on day 6.
This is a steep, tough trek offering a good rate of success.
Extend Your Trip
Once you’ve completed your climb, extend your adventure with The Nasio Trust. Experience more of the real Kenya & Tanzania.
Kenya 3 Day Volunteering Extension
Volunteer with The Nasio Trust and experience first hand the amazing work that your climb has helped to support.
3 Day Masai Mara Safari
Combine your climb with an amazing Masai Mara Safari & make the most of your time in Africa.
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